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Interest of Ventricular Assist Device in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, a Case Report and Review Article*

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We report a case of severe post partum cadiomyopathy in severe cardiogenic shock, treated successfully and urgently with the implantation of Left Ventricular Assist device. The patient recovered a normal left ventricle function shortly after implantation. This case illustrates the crucial place of left ventricular assist device in severe post partum cardiomyopathy as a bridge to recovery as well as a bridge to transplantation.


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R. Hamdan, P. Nassar, A. Zein, F. Ali, M. Issa, M. Chaar and M. Saab, "Interest of Ventricular Assist Device in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, a Case Report and Review Article*," World Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 58-62. doi: 10.4236/wjcs.2013.32010.

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